Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12: 2 NIV
Jesus knew the pain of His fate, but He focused on what was to come. We should remember His death and resurrection, but sometimes we forget to open our eyes. We lose sight of the One who took our pain and miss precious opportunities to visit the cross, examine our lives and recognize WHY WE NEED the Savior.
By nature, we’re rebellious. We all sin. But His love and grace allow us to be forgiven. We love Him, because He first loved us. When we allow ourselves to be led by faith, He covers the wounds of weakness. God bandages brokenness and allows us to see ourselves as He sees us; worthy of His amazing love.
God rejoices in tender moments when we're ready to receive Him. He humbles us in truth and allows us to recognize the power of His strength. He prepares us to find hope in the love of His faithfulness and discover what’s missing in our lives. He readies us to love Him unconditionally and learn how to be faithful.
If we take time to consider what’s been done for EACH of us, we will realize Jesus deserves our hearts. We mustn’t turn from the One who took our pain. He knows the heart of our need and is deserving of so much MORE than we choose to give.
God will show us wonderful things to discover. His mercy is great and His love is forever. He is mighty, awesome and good! He wants us to experience the love of Jesus. How will you choose to welcome Him today?
Dear God, thank you for moments to remember what Jesus did for each of us. We’re so grateful to have a Savior who lives! As we prepare for Easter, humble our hearts for Jesus and open our eyes in truth. Help us not be afraid to surrender sin and proclaim the gifts of Your greatness. Forgive us when we become selfish in want. Help us remember You are the Provider of everything we need. We will love You with all of our hearts and humbly welcome Your mercy and grace. And we will gratefully love You even MORE. Thank you, Lord! Amen